Backpack - Excelsior Mountain

We'll camp on the ridge (if water available) - day 2 we'll explore with daypacks the ridge towards/to Welcome Pass and we'll return home day 3.

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  • Sat, Aug 30, 2014 — Mon, Sep 1, 2014
  • Seattle Backpacking Committee
  • Photography, Backpacking
  • Intermediate
  • Singles, 20-30 Somethings, Adults
  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,400 ft

Meet 7:30 Ash Way Park and Ride in Lynnwood for carpooling; will regroup at Glacier Information Center. 

Moderate pace - we'll take time to admire any lingering flowers and of course, to admire the sweeping views.


Excelsior Mountain

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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